When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. For this reason, the American Red Cross and Cedar Fair are joining forces to ensure that blood is available for patients who need it.
The Red Cross and Cedar Fair invite community members to donate at select blood drives this summer to ensure blood and platelets are available for individuals in need of lifesaving transfusions. As a thank you, anyone who comes to donate at designated blood drives will receive one FREE Cedar Fair theme park ticket that can be used at any of 10 participating parks across the U.S.
“The need for blood is constant, and it’s through the generosity of donors that we can ensure that lifesaving blood is readily available for patients,” said Julie Brady, Donor Services Executive for the Red Cross Indiana Blood Services Region. “Donating blood is a selfless act that could allow a family to celebrate another birthday, anniversary, or graduation with their loved one.”
Upcoming blood donation opportunities with free Cedar Fair theme park ticket:
• May 17, 2023 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Peace Lutheran Church, 355 E. State Rd. 120, Fremont, Indiana
Sponsor Code: peaceluth
• May 24, 2023 | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, Indiana
Sponsor Code: hamhs
Make Your Appointment today! Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their predonation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross Indiana Region:
The American Red Cross of Indiana Region serves 6.9 million people in 104 counties in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio through its six chapters: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Greater Indianapolis (Regional Headquarters). The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Indiana or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @indianaredcross.